HOUSTON (AP) — In his first season with the Golden State Warriors, DeMarcus Cousins hasn't quite adjusted to the level of scrutiny and interest that comes with playing for the defending...
Oklahoma, Arkansas towns among finalists for makeover
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Towns in Oklahoma and Arkansas are among six finalists for a small business makeover program on the reality show "Small Business Revolution - Main Street."
Durant, in southern Oklahoma, and Searcy, in north central Arkansas, among the towns competing for $500,000 marketing support and business advice from show host Amanda Brinkman and co-host Ty Pennington.
Durant, Thompson help Warriors beat Blazers, end 4-game skid
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant knew the Warriors would have to earn it and play well in every way to end a frustrating funk that lasted more than a week.
Durant scored 32 points, Klay Thompson had 31 and Golden State snapped its worst losing streak since early 2013 at four games, beating the Portland Trail Blazers 125-97 on Friday night.
Aldridge, DeRozan help Spurs extend Warriors’ skid, 104-92
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Finally faced with "the real NBA," the Golden State Warriors are playing short-handed and having a hard time.
LaMarcus Aldridge had 24 points and 18 rebounds as the San Antonio Spurs fended off a late rally to beat Golden State 104-92 on Sunday night, extending the Warriors' skid to three games.
The two-time defending NBA champions are 2-5 since an eight-game winning streak.
Warriors suspend fiery Green 1 game for detrimental conduct
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Golden State Warriors don't expect Draymond Green's latest dustup with Kevin Durant to become a long-term issue for the two-time defending NBA champions.
Nor do they expect the emotional Green to change after his one-game suspension by the team Tuesday.
Durant said he expects to work things out with Green, saying, "I'm sure it will, we've got a long season ahead."
Warriors prepare for bittersweet arena move across the bay
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — If anybody understands an arena's link to a city, to a faithful fan base, Kevin Durant does.
Durant played the final NBA game in KeyArena for the Seattle SuperSonics a decade ago before the franchise's relocation to Oklahoma City, then returned for a nostalgic exhibition earlier this month in the venue's last event. On Tuesday night, he will play an opener against his former Thunder team to begin Golden State's goodbye season at Oracle Arena.
Kevin Durant feels the love in NBA’s return to Seattle
SEATTLE (AP) — Kevin Durant got off the bus inside the loading dock of KeyArena about two hours before tipoff and made a quick glance toward the court, visible through the tunnel.
He was back where his NBA career began more than a decade ago.
NBA returns just to say goodbye to Seattle’s KeyArena
SEATTLE (AP) — He was a kid at the time, all of 19 years old, about to conclude his first NBA season. He stood on the court in green and gold, waving his arms up and down, asking for more noise from the home crowd begging for another chance to see the home team play.
That was more than 10 years ago. Kevin Durant was that kid. The Seattle SuperSonics were his team.
Oklahoma Division II football seeks affordable ticket prices
DURANT, Okla. (AP) — In his 11-year tenure at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Athletic Director Keith Baxter has only once had to make the decision to raise football-game ticket prices.
DURANT, Okla. (AP) — Attempts to recover the body of a truck driver and the tractor-trailer he was driving from a lake on the Oklahoma-Texas border continues four days after a fiery collision that killed another driver.
Oklahoma Highway Patrol Capt. Eric Cannaday said Monday that divers attached flotation devices and a tow line to the truck, which careened through a bridge guard rail into Lake Texoma following a collision with a car Thursday.
DURANT, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a bridge over Lake Texoma remains closed while divers search for the driver of a tractor-trailer rig that plunged into the lake on the Oklahoma-Texas border following a deadly collision that killed another driver.
OHP Lt. Kera Philippi said the Highway 70 bridge was still closed Friday and it wasn't known when it might reopen.
The OHP says the collision occurred shortly before 2 p.m. Thursday when the semi collided with a car on the bridge.
DURANT, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a bridge over Lake Texoma has been closed following a deadly collision that sent a tractor-trailer truck careening into the reservoir that straddles the border with Texas.
Troopers say the collision occurred shortly before 2 p.m. Thursday on a U.S. Highway 70 bridge that connects Bryan and Marshall counties. Troopers say one vehicle was burning on the bridge, and the truck fell off the bridge and is submerged in the lake.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Durant had a simple message for his critics: "Thanks."
Durant's move to the Golden State Warriors, booed by many around the NBA, has unquestionably paid off for both the player and his team. Two years, two NBA championships, two NBA Finals MVPs and almost certainly a new contract in the next few weeks after he and the Warriors decide on the best way to proceed.
Irish prime minister thanks Choctaw Nation in Oklahoma
DURANT, Okla. (AP) — The prime minister of Ireland has visited members of a Native American tribe in Oklahoma to thank them for a gift sent 171 years ago.
Members of the Choctaw Nation collected $170 in 1847 and sent it to Dublin to help feed the Irish during a potato famine. The money would be worth about $4,400 today.
Team LeBron edges Team Steph 148-145 in NBA All-Star Game
LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James and Kevin Durant swarmed all over Stephen Curry in the final seconds, preventing the NBA's best shooter from finding even a patch of open air to launch a tying 3-pointer.
Draymond Green’s intensity, leadership pushes Durant, others
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Draymond Green and Kevin Durant bet on just about anything.
"Life," Green explained, "who drives home faster from the practice facility, who gets to the game earlier. You want us to tell you our whole life?"
KD and Dray have formed quite a bond since way back, when Green was part of the strategic recruiting process to bring Durant to the Bay Area from Oklahoma City before last season.
They've had a few heated moments, too, and both say they are better for it.
Curry scores 39, Warriors hold off Nets 118-111
NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Curry knew he needed to start aggressively to make up for the absence of Kevin Durant.
Then the Warriors had to finish the job without Curry after foul trouble ended his best game of the season.
Curry had season highs with 39 points and 11 rebounds, and Golden State held on after he fouled out to beat the Brooklyn Nets 118-111 on Sunday night.
Curry also had seven assists but committed seven turnovers and his last two fouls came on charging calls.
Durant (ankle sprain) to miss Warriors’ game at Brooklyn
NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant is missing Golden State's game against Brooklyn on Sunday night because of a sprained left ankle.
Durant scored 27 points Saturday night as the Warriors rallied for a 124-116 victory at Philadelphia.
The NBA Finals MVP leads the Warriors with 24.9 points per game. Their next game after Sunday is on Wednesday at Oklahoma City, where Durant played before joining Golden State last season.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant helped the Warriors win an NBA championship during his first year with Golden State. General manager Bob Myers is also crediting the Finals MVP with keeping the core of that team together.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — They made their group plea to Kevin Durant last summer, Stephen Curry and the core of the Golden State Warriors traveling cross-country to go at a prized free agent the only way they do it around here: with "Strength in Numbers."
Construction of Choctaw headquarters on target
DURANT, Okla. (AP) — When Choctaw Nation Chief Gary Batton was put into office in 2014, his goal was to bring more economic diversity to the Durant-based tribe.
He kept the office in the 2015 election. He has overseen the tribe's expansion of its business ventures with new travel plazas, a Chili's franchise, additional amenities at its casino resort, and even opening a grocery store. And that's only a few projects.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma man crashed a stolen utility truck through the gates of Tulsa International Airport early Wednesday, triggering a chase across a runway that ended when the truck plowed through a fence and onto a highway, causing a fatal accident, according to investigators.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on the pursuit a stolen utility vehicle that crashed through a Tulsa airport fence before slamming head-on into freeway traffic (all times local):
Authorities have arrested a 24-year-old man accused of causing a fatal accident after the stolen utility truck he was driving crashed through a fence at Tulsa International Airport and onto a highway.
Motorcyclist killed in collision in southern Oklahoma
DURANT, Okla. (AP) — A 46-year-old man has died following a collision in southern Oklahoma.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says 46-year-old Robert Andrews II of Cartwright was killed early Saturday following a collision in Bryan County.
Troopers say the collision occurred a 2 a.m. on Oklahoma Highway 91 about a mile west of Colbert.
Westbrook vs Harden the highlight when NBA playoffs open
Russell Westbrook against James Harden is a sensational start to the NBA postseason.
Golden State against Cleveland no longer looks like the certain finish.
The playoffs open this weekend, highlighted by a must-see matchup in the first round between record-setting guards who are former teammates and now leading MVP candidates.
1 killed in 2-vehicle collision in Bryan County
DURANT, Okla. (AP) — One person has died following a two-vehicle collision on a state highway in Bryan County.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says 59-year-old Larry M. Wilcox of Durant was killed in Thursday's collision on Oklahoma Highway 78 one mile south of Durant.
Troopers say Wilcox's vehicle was southbound on the roadway shortly after 5 p.m. when he attempted to make a left turn on State Highway 70-E and pulled into the path of a northbound vehicle.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant has been shooting from a chair from as far back as the free-throw line with no legs involved. Not yet.
"Got to keep this jumper right," Durant said with a smile, his injured left knee protected in a bulky brace and his crutches parked nearby for the moment.
Curry, on sharing stardom with KD: ‘We just let it happen’
Stephen Curry had no preconceived notion on how being Kevin Durant's teammate was supposed to work.
He just knew it would.
It was a fair question when the season began: How were superstars like Curry and Durant going to mesh with the Golden State Warriors? No one need ask anymore, not with the Warriors holding the best record in the NBA and the team about to send four players — Curry and Durant included, of course — to New Orleans for next Sunday's All-Star Game.
Westbrook leads All-Star reserve picks, Wade out
Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant are teammates again. Gordon Hayward, DeAndre Jordan and Kemba Walker are about to get their first opportunity on the All-Star stage.
Meanwhile, Dwyane Wade's run of 12 straight selections in the NBA's midseason showcase is on the cusp of ending.
Durant, Curry lead Warriors over Hornets 113-103
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Beating the stacked Golden State Warriors is tough enough. Beating them when they're coming off a loss is becoming darn near impossible.
Kevin Durant scored 16 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter, Stephen Curry added 28 points on six 3-pointers in his annual homecoming game and the Warriors rallied to beat the Charlotte Hornets 113-103 on Wednesday night.
It stretched the Warriors' streak of not losing back-to-back regular-season games to an NBA-record 132 games.
Durant leads Warriors’ 2nd straight win over Lakers, 109-85
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Steve Kerr and Luke Walton remained close friends and daily confidantes after their coaching careers sent them to opposite ends of California this summer.
Although they've enjoyed the chance to spend time together while the Warriors and the Lakers played each other five times in the past 43 days, they'll both be grateful for a little space in this rivalry.
Particularly after a game that neither coach enjoyed at all.
Durant tries to downplay reunion with OKC
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — As much as Kevin Durant might try to downplay the drama, when he steps on the court against his former Oklahoma City team for the first time Thursday night emotions will be flying high for both sides.
And there's more: Durant's new Golden State team rallied from a 3-1 deficit to beat Oklahoma City in the Western Conference Finals just more than five months ago.
Fallin names former education board member to regents’ panel
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A former member of the State Board of Education who also helped oversee the development of new state education standards has been appointed to the board of regents for the Regional University System of Oklahoma.
Jon Hazell of Durant named 2017 Oklahoma Teacher of the Year
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A science teacher at Durant High School has been named Oklahoma's Teacher of the Year for 2017.
State Schools Superintendent Joy Hofmeister said Tuesday that Jon Hazell was named Oklahoma Teacher of the Year after extensive interviews with 12 finalists by a 28-member panel.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma delegates to the Republican National Convention are praising the selection of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump's running mate.
Holly Gerard of Durant said Friday that Pence's experience in government and conservative background will appeal to a broad base of the party.
Hope Sutterfield of Duncan says Pence, an attorney and former member of Congress, has experience in politics and government...
Oklahoma highway project gets $62M federal grant
DURANT, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma has been awarded a $62 million grant by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Oklahoma Department of Transportation executive director Mike Patterson made the announcement of the FASTLANE grant Monday. The project is one of 18 chosen to receive the grant.
The grant will be combined with state funds to finance a $120 million project to deal with obstacles, including a series of three traffic lights and a railroad crossing, have...
Tim Duncan and Kobe Bryant. Dwyane Wade and Kevin Durant. Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah.
Players synonymous with their cities and their franchises are now gone in a summer of upheaval the NBA has rarely seen before, and the teams left behind begin their searches for new identities after saying the hardest of goodbyes.
"You never would've been able to convince me a couple years back that Wade wouldn't finish his career in Miami or Durant would have moved on in his...